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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday


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Vegas Has The Seahawks As the Best Team in 2014 —
Last year, I derived implied SRS Ratings for each NFL team based on the initial Vegas point spreads. Well, lines have been set for the fist 240 games of the year — i.e., every week but week 17 — which means we can re-run the exercise for 2014.

You think I put Jim Harbaugh in an impossible spot by asking about Aldon Smith? OK, here’s what he or any 49ers leader could’ve said – Talking Points
Here’s the main and strongest theme of the criticism I’ve received after last week’s back-and-forth with Jim Harbaugh over the Aldon Smith situation, which I’ve heard over and over from loud Harbaugh and 49ers defenders:

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch to star in movie about himself -
Marshawn Lynch is set to star in a movie about Marshawn Lynch.

Dave Boling: OK, I was wrong: Missed OTAs won’t affect Lynch’s game | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
An unofficial rule of thumb for columnists: It’s always beneficial to remind the readers when you were right about something, but you don’t need to revisit your blunders because they so delight in doing that on their own.

What's next? OTA sessions begin Tuesday for Seahawks
A Memorial Day edition of Monday metatarsal musings: For the first time since before their Super Bowl victory, the veterans on the Seahawks' defense and offense will matchup on the practice field when OTA sessions begin Tuesday.

What to watch for as Seahawks begin OTAs -
The Seahawks are back on the field Tuesday, this time with veterans as Seattle begins its organized team activities with the first of three workouts scheduled for next week. Here's four things to watch for:

My 53-man Seattle Seahawks roster 1.0 - ESPN
Just call this my 2014 Seattle Seahawks roster 1.0, the first version of a 53-man list for the team (along with a few practice squad entries) that will change several times between now and the end of training camp.

Seahawks head into Phase Three of the offseason with 10 workout sessions | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
There will be five key questions for Seattle during these 10 OTAs

2014 minicamp, OTA schedules released - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The 2014 dates for the start of offseason workout programs, organized team activities and voluntary and mandatory minicamps have been announced. Each team's official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases, which includes OTAs. Each team can also hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players, which must occur during the third phase of the offseason program.

Post-draft depth chart: wide receivers | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
This may be the most competitive position group on the roster. It was certainly the most actively addressed during the offseason.

OTA whispers: Chiefs have big plans for Travis Kelce -
With 21 NFL teams set for organized team activities on Tuesday, here's your roundup of eye-catching tidbits -- like Kansas City's predictions for tight end Travis Kelce.

Expecting the usual turnover among NFL playoff teams? Not in 2014 -
What NFL playoff field turnover? Power squads (Seahawks, 49ers, Pats) will rule 2014, with few surprises (Rams) as 2013's stunners (Chiefs) revert to form.

Second year spotlight: NFC West | National Football Post
After quiet rookie seasons, look for these players to excel in 2014.

Bruce Arians: Cardinals' offense 'light-years' ahead -
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer remembers when his head -- and those of his teammates -- were "swimming" as he learned Bruce Arians' new offense. Have those schemes now become second nature?

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
Do team officials pressure medical staffs?

Who will be the 'Hard Knocks' team? -
HBO's "Hard Knocks" documentary series is fast approaching, and Dan Hanzus predicts which team will be chosen. Will it be Jay Cutler and the Bears? Or will Michael Sam and the Rams get the spotlight?

Ten summertime trade candidates -
Around The League has compiled a list of 10 candidates most likely to be traded this summer. Will LaMichael James or Christian Ponder be playing for a new team?

The Future Of Bruce Irvin
Pete Carroll was giddy when the Seahawks traded back in first round of the 2012 draft and still were able to select Bruce Irvin.